Police advise drivers to observe traffic rules

The police have advised drivers to carefully observe road signs and traffic rules to ensure accident-free yuletide.


Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, gave the advice, when he briefed the Ghana News Agency (GNA), about a gory road crash, which claimed five lives last Monday on the Sunyani-Techiman road.


He said bodies of Yaw Joe, the driver, 40, Yakubu Adams, 32, Grace Gyamera, 50, and two others had been deposited at the Techiman Holy Family Hospital morgue, pending autopsy.


Chief Insp Oppong said at about 3pm that day, a Metro Mass Transit (MMT) DAF Neoplan vehicle with registration number GS 9270 Z and a Daewoo Matrix taxi cab with registration number GX2501-15 collided, resulting in the death of the five persons.


He said the MMT bus from Techiman to Sunyani veered off its lane and collided with the taxi cab which was from Sunyani towards Techiman.


Chief Insp Oppong said the bus had been impounded by the police, whilst its driver, Ransford Kumi, had been detained at the Techiman Police Station to assist in investigation.


He urged transport owners not to put pressure on drivers for high sales, since that would make them (drivers) to rush with the view to attain such sales targets, but tended to put the lives of passengers and pedestrians at risk. – GNA

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